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Global Engagement
The University of Mississippi – Office of Global Engagement

International Education Week (IEW) is an annual celebration of international education and exchange worldwide as a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State. Institutions across the United States and around the world host events throughout the week to recognize international students, education abroad, and internationalization.  While IEW is officially in late November, institutions can celebrate when it is best for their campus.  For the University of Mississippi, we are celebrating IEW from September 13 – 17, 2021.

IEW is designed to celebrate the global reach of education, the presence of students from around the world on our campus, and the expansion of our campus to cultures and destinations around the world through education abroad programming.  This week we hope to highlight the people, organizations, events, and opportunities which make the University of Mississippi a global community and a point of departure for students to explore difference, cultures, and their own place in the world.  We hope you find many of the planned activities intriguing and engaging.

This fall our events will be held mainly in the Circle, an outdoor space where our community can physically distance.  Tables will be set up throughout the week, ending in our Grovin’ with Global Engagement event on game day.

Monday, September 13

Tabling in the Circle from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Attendees:

  • International Student Organizations – Learn more about the international student focused organizations on our campus!
  • Language Clubs
  • Study Abroad Alumni – Talk with study abroad alumni about their experiences!
  • Arcadia Abroad – Learn more about our partner programs through Arcadia Abroad.
  • Saudi National Day – Join the Saudi Arabian Students Organization in celebrating Saudi National Day in the Circle.

 

Tuesday, September 14

Tabling in the Circle from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Attendees:

  • International Exchange Students – Meet visiting students from our exchange partners and learn about our partner institutions and options for study abroad.
  • Meet Study Abroad Faculty – Faculty leading programs in Winter 2022 will be available to answer questions about their programs.
  • Study Abroad Alumni – Talk with study abroad alumni about their experiences!  Learn how you too can study abroad, earn scholarships to fund your program, and participate in a life-changing experience.
  • CEA Study Abroad – Learn more about our partner programs through CEA Study Abroad.
  • International Business Seminars – Learn more about our partner programs through International Business Seminars representatives.
  • UGRAD Country Presentations

Enjoy Fika with us at 1:00 pm in the Circle!  Slow down and enjoy a pastry and iced coffee just like the Swedes.

Other Events:

  • German KaffeeStunde – Join German speakers for language practice in the Honors College Kitchen at 4:00 pm.

 

Wednesday, September 15

Tabling in the Circle from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Attendees:

  • Modern Languages Writing Event – Write your name in a different language and learn useful phrases in other languages!
  • International Business Seminars – Learn more about our partner programs through International Business Seminars representatives.
  • Middlebury College Study Abroad – Learn about the Middlebury programs offered through the UM Study Abroad Office.
  • Tea from Around the World – Appreciate how people enjoy tea around the world, and recognize the historical colonial systems of the global tea trade.  From sweet tea right here in Mississippi to boba tea from Asia and chai from India, have a taste and connect with others over a refreshing glass of tea.

Other Events:

  • French Club – 12:00 – 1:00 via Zoom.

 

Thursday, September 16

Tabling in the Circle from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Attendees:

  • Meet the Study Abroad Office – Learn about study abroad programs and scholarships available for UM students and meet the staff!
  • CYA Athens – Learn more about our partner programs through CYA Athens.
  • Semester at Sea – Learn more about our partner program Semester at Sea.

Enjoy Fika with us at 1:00 pm in the Circle!  Slow down and enjoy a pastry and iced coffee just like the Swedes.

 

Friday, September 17

Events:

  • Meet our International Scholars (10:30 am – 12:00 pm) – Meet visiting international scholars and learn more about their research.  Note new location: 331 Martindale-Cole
  • Cultural Café, a meeting of faculty, staff, students, and community members looking for intercultural interactions and new friends, meets every Friday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm via Zoom.

In case of rain, events will be canceled for that day and rescheduled to a later date.

 

Saturday, September 18

Grovin’ with Global Engagement – Come out to our tent in the Grove from 3:30 – 5:30 pm!  Location: Walk of Champions near the Union